"By the rivers of Babylon..." 2011 black paper, pastel 450Х325
When Psalm 137 is sung, the chandelier is turned off in the church. Silhouettes of the parishioners are outlined by the light of candles. The interior of the church passes into half-fantastic landscape, performed in grisaille technique. The floor turns into the mirror-like surface of the water reflecting both the bronze candlestick and the fir forest.
The valley opening behind the candlestick is crossed by two silver strips - the rivers of Babylon from the psalm. The Lenten service is emphasized by the blue oil lamp on the candlestick, violet cassock of the priest and gray landscape. At this moment of the service, singing of the choir is mixed with tinkling of the censer in the hand of the priest under the refrain "Hallelujah".